Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
Each year, Santa Barbara Beautiful recognizes important beautification projects throughout the city through our Annual Awards program. From small single-family residence do-it-yourself projects to estate gardens, civic buildings, theatres, placing art in public places, and everything in between, these awards single out exemplary properties – and the individuals involved – that expand the beauty of Santa Barbara.
2017 Gala Event – 53rd Annual Awards Presentation
Sunday, September 24 – Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
Thanks for Celebrating with Us
Each September, we welcome the entire community to attend our highly anticipated Annual Awards Presentation Gala Event. Come join us to celebrate together those who make our city a beautiful place to live, work and visit. Your support as guest, sponsor or event program advertiser helps make our vital community education and programs possible. Memberships are available year-round.
The recognition is phenomenal! It’s an amazing surprise. And that people are visiting it, and enjoying it and recognizing it is beyond anything that we ever expected.
Kirsten & Darrell Becker, Becker Studios, Commercial Property Award Recipient
April 1 – May 5, 2017: Nominations Open
May 5, 2017: Nominations Deadline
May – July, 2017 : Sponsors Sign-Up
Aug. – Sept., 2017: Sponsorships Available for Purchase
Aug. 11 – Sept. 22, 2017: Event Admissions Available for Purchase Online
Sept. 24, 2017: Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards Gala
Properties are nominated by the public and judged by a team of independent local judges. The awards presentations take place at the annual, publicly-attended gala event.
Property Awards may be nominated in one or more of nine residential, commercial architecture, landscape or public space categories including Art in Public Places.
The categories are: Architectural Feature; Commercial Property; Commercial Sign; Historic Revitalization; Hugh Peterson Award for Art in Public Spaces; Multi-Family Residence; Public Open Space; Single Family Estate; and Single Family Residence.
Santa Barbara Beautiful also recognizes individuals who have made unique contributions to the ongoing health and beauty of the community. Special Awards are selected by our community partner organizations and Santa Barbara Beautiful awards committees.
The President’s Award
The Heritage Oak Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Jacaranda Award for Community Service
The Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship
The Moreton Bay Fig Award for unique contributions to our community
City of Santa Barbara Arts Advisory Committee’s Business in Art Award
Annual Award Programs
Waves of Beauty
Celebrating 50 Years of Beautification!
Timeless Santa Barbara
Under Santa Barbara Skies
Rhapsody in Blooom
Please Note: Award Nominations are closed now for 2017.
Thanks to all who participated!
Do you have a favorite local Home or Garden? How about a favorite Building or Park? Or maybe a piece of Public Art?
Santa Barbara Beautiful depends on YOU, our community, for nominations for special places to consider for our acclaimed Annual Awards!
Past property winners have become jewels of their neighborhoods and have been an encouragement to others to make a statement in their own yards.